Kaapa Mbitjana Tjampitjinpa (born circa 1920-1989) Two Men's Travelling Dreaming, c.1973
Lot 190
Kaapa Mbitjana Tjampitjinpa
(born circa 1920-1989)
Two Men's Travelling Dreaming, c.1973
Sold for AU$ 32,940 (US$ 30,585) inc. premium
Lot Details
Kaapa Mbitjana Tjampitjinpa (born circa 1920-1989)
Two Men's Travelling Dreaming, c.1973
drawing in pencil verso
synthetic polymer paint on artist's board
56.0 x 38.0cm (22 1/16 x 14 15/16in).

Footnotes

  • PROVENANCE
    Painted at Papunya circa 1973
    The Collection of Geoffrey Bardon, Sydney
    Aboriginal and Pacific Art, Sydney
    The Milton and Alma Roxanas Collection, Sydney

    The drawing verso depicts two ritual dancers performing with a central corroboree stick and associated tjuringas and bullroarers.

    This painting is sold with an annotated diagram and descriptive notes by Geoffrey Bardon that read in part: 'The design has major significance in its use of the travelling line which crosses the painting from left to right in the centre of the painting...The motifs for windbreak, spears and digging sticks are stylised into simple forms and the "U" shapes are ceremonial men facing each other across a significant sacred/secret site indicated by the large concentric circles. This centre circle of the travelling line is an important feature of the painting as it represents a resting place, fireplace, story time or place of consequence on the special journey. Body paint and the sand mosaics are indicated in an order across prepared earth for this ceremony.'
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